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Williams Percussion Ensemble

Fri, November 11th, 2022
7:30 pm

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The Williams Percussion Ensemble (WiPE) presents its fall concert, an evening of new music for percussion, pianos, voices, and electronics; deep grooves, burbling synths, otherworldly wails, and deconstructed drum set.  WiPE presents SUPER HEAVY.

Notice: Masks and proof of vaccine are required for all public events until further notice.

Works include:

super heavy (2021) for percussion quartet and electronics by Susanna Hancock 

Transferencia (2013) for percussion ensemble by Glenn Kotche

the days are nouns (2013) for soprano, two vibraphones, and electronics by Paula Matthusen

Quartet (2013) for two pianos and two vibraphones Steve Reich

Fray (2015)  for septet by Fjóla Evans performed by New Music WIlliams
Bassoon: Matt Wisotsky ’23
Clarinet: Locke Meyer ’25
Double Bass: Lachlan Canavan ’26
Trombone: Gwyn Chilcoat ’24
Trumpet: Artie Carpenter ’25
Vibraphone: Mali Rauch ’26
Violin: Audrey Shadle ’24
Conductor: Francesca Hellerman ’23

In programs featuring cutting-edge new music and important works of the twentieth-century, the Williams Percussion Ensemble (WiPE) surveys a vast terrain of sound and rhythm. The ensemble employs all manner of percussion instruments, found sounds, and electronics to create music that resonates across boundaries of genre and discipline. In addition to music for percussion alone the group presents works for mixed ensembles and new and experimental music for a range of instruments.  The ensemble often works directly with composers and collaborates with artists in diverse media in order to explore the connections between sound, form, image, and movement. WiPE strives to offer creative programming, innovative presentation, and immersive experiences in which the listener is invited to hear music in new ways. Williams Percussion Ensemble is directed by Matthew Gold.


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